Air Canada Airbus strikes Dash 8-Q400 at Vancouver Airport

Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319
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Two Air Canada aircraft made contact at Vancouver Airport (YVR) causing delays to customer’s flights.  

Air Canada confirmed that on September 3, 2023, a Rouge Airbus A319 that was due to fly to Quebec City was involved in the incident.  

According to the carrier the Airbus struck a parked Jazz Air Canada Express De Havilland Canada Dash 8-Q400 while “being pushed back from the gate”.  

The Q400 was parked at a gate alongside the A319 when the contact between the two aircrafts was made.  

In a statement Air Canada said that the “Rouge plane’s wingtip made contact with that of the Q400”. 

The Jazz Air Canada Express aircraft was due to fly to Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. 

The airline confirmed that no one on either plane or ground staff were hurt during the incident.  

“Customers on both flights will travel to their final destinations on other aircraft today,” Air Canada said.  

Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) also confirmed that there were no injuries, but Fire and Rescue crews did attend the incident in the interest of safety.  

“The safety and security of our passengers and employees is our top priority,” VAA said.  

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